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LF Sweeney happy to welcome Griffey

Updated: February 22, 2009, 3:01 AM ET
Associated Press

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Mike Sweeney has every good reason to be a buzz kill.

Amid the Mariners' euphoria over Ken Griffey Jr.'s return is Sweeney, a five-time All-Star trying to become Seattle's designated hitter. He stands to lose the final chance of his career when Griffey and his 39-year-old legs arrive at spring training on Saturday.

Yet it is more likely Griffey will get booed in gaga Seattle than Sweeney will hold a grudge. The refreshing 35-year-old is one of the most respected ...

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